OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Peoria, Illinois

Hypertension Center

Is Your High Blood Pressure Difficult to Control?

If your hypertension is not managed with a healthy diet and medication the OSF Saint Francis Hypertension Center is here for you.

With our specialized physicians, we can work with your doctor to help care for high blood pressure and resistant hypertension.

As the only hypertension center of its kind in the area, OSF Saint Francis Hypertension Center provides you with the information and help you need to manage your hypertension.

Our goal at the OSF Saint Francis Hypertension Center is to get your hypertension under control.

What is the Hypertension Center?

The OSF Saint Francis Hypertension Center, a joint venture between OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and RenalCare Associates in Peoria helps diagnose and treat patients who have resistant hypertension.

The Center is run by a team of nephrologists on staff at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

Why Choose the OSF Saint Francis Hypertension Center?

We offer five certified hypertension specialists and one certified hypertension clinician to assist with your diagnosis and care of resistant hypertension. 

What to Expect During Your Visit

During your initial visit, you might receive:

  • Lab work
  • Renal artery duplex
  • Echocardiogram
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Physician consultation

Facts About Hypertension

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) is the cause of 5-7% of all ED admissions in the United States.

  • Hypertension is the second most frequent reason people come in to see their doctor.
  • 25-30% of adults have hypertension. Of these, 10-15% have resistant hypertension.
  • Resistant hypertension is defined as blood pressure that remains above goal despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive medications (at their maximum doses). In essence, it is considered “resistant” because the patient and physician are not able to keep the blood pressure controlled.

Treatment Options

Educational Materials

Medication Management

If it is determined that you have resistant hypertension, we will work with you on finding the right medication and the right dose to get your hypertension under control. This may require several office visits.

Once your medication is under control, we will schedule monitoring appointments.

Procedure Work

Sometimes patients will require additional procedures in order to get their hypertension under control. 

Other Treatment Options

Patients may be asked to participate in other programs to aide in their treatment. Some of these options could include:

Hours & Location

Practice Name Address City Phone Today's Hours
420 NE Glen Oak Avenue
Suite 401
Peoria (309) 676-8123

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